Genaro García Luna, being Secretary of Public Security at government of Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, had many clashes with Eduardo Medina Mora, so Attorney General of the Republic, for the power dispute and the results of the security strategy and the call “war on drug trafficking"
One of the most memorable was when, in a meeting of the cabinet of security both they shouted and held responsible of the failures regarding security, especially in the area of kidnappings, which had been shot during the Calderon administration.
This was revealed by the writer and journalist Ricardo Ravelo, an expert on security issues and, in Calderón's six-year term, a reporter for the magazine Process, who added that this rapid exchange was the climax of the confrontation. "From those kinds of shocks there were many in the cabinet ”, he pointed out.
Later, Eduardo Medina Mora I quit as holder of the PGR and it was sent as ambassador from Mexico to Britain, what it was interpreted as a triumph of Garcia Luna in front of the president in that dispute between officials.
Genaro García Luna denied on several occasions that there would be differences between the Ministry of Public Security that he headed, and the Attorney General's Office titled by Eduardo Medina-Mora, but recognized that maybe there was a lack definition of the police structure.
There is no difference, on the contrary I have the fortune of being a friend of the attorney (Medina-Mora), it has been a coincidence to have that inertia, in the operational part there are no differences. Yesterday (Tuesday) it was said that there may be a lack of definition of the police, but the new Federal Police Law is already working, which defines the specific scope, we are already working with the Chamber of Deputies)
He insisted that both Medina-Mora and him, they were professionals and they had no differences work and a lot less personalbeyond the idea of disputes in the security cabinet respond to a strategy of appear a empty.
The power struggle maintained by Medina Mora and García Luna was one of the reasons for that Mexico failed to develop a device intelligence cash to make against drug trafficking.
That was one of the conclusions which exposes a report revealed by Wikileaks, in which the then American ambassador, Carlos Pascualexpresses his concern by rivalry who kept these two cabinet members presidential for control the information and the strategy of security in Mexico, at least until the resignation of the then attorney general in September 2009.
The document classified as secret cares about him hurt than caused to war on drugs the conflict between Medina Mora and García Luna. It points out that due to its personal conflicts, the officials of the PGR and the SSP limited drastically the exchange of information and one of the reasons that there is no more data exchange is the corruption and the fear To the fact that transfer information to another institution, become a success for that organism and therefore in a failure for them.
Even the office appointment a meeting of the secretary of national defense, The general Guillermo Galván, with a high official from the United States where express the little interest in beef up the inter-agency cooperation, due to internal conflicts and the mistrust between institutions of the Mexican government.
The second most powerful man of the war on drugs in Mexico -Garcia Luna- it's found arrested in a New York jail awaiting trial, accused of links with the Sinaloa cartel and having received million dollars in bribes by the cartel of the Beltrán Leyva.
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